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Re: [trinity-users] Installed R14.0.1 but no desktop

From: Dan Youngquist <dan@...>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 14:24:55 -0700
On 05/14/2015 01:50 PM, Ken Heard wrote:
> When the fifth one, “Loading the desktop”, appeared the icon flashed for
> 50 seconds, then the flash screen disappeared, leaving only the original
> blue screen

It started happening to me after the last kernel update.  A few other things
updated at the same time, including some Trinity stuff, and I'm traveling
and haven't had the internet access or time to try to debug it, so I don't
know for sure that it's the kernel.

I went back to the earlier version of the 64-bit kernel, and then it started
once, but since then the problem is still occurring.  For the moment I'm
working around it by using the 486 kernel, which I also have installed, and
which works.

I'll figure it out when I get home in a few days; hopefully someone else
will have come up with a solution in the meantime.

One pet peeve I have with Debian is the (as far as I know) inability to have
more than one version of kernel installed at a time, so you can choose an
older version at boot time.  That makes it a lot easier to debug
kernel-related issues.  You can have 486/686/AMD64/whatever all installed,
but only one version of each.

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